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Open MINDS Institute with Alan Neigher - You Can't Say That: A short history of limiting speech and expression in the United States

Date: 10-14-2020

Time: 01:00 PM


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Open MINDS Institute
Alan Neigher, J.D.

You Can't Say That: A short history of limiting speech and expression in the United States

Since our founding, American governments, corporations and individuals have successfully sought to limit - and extinguish - free communication of facts, art forms and opinions. This discussion will review those limitations, from the Constitutional Convention to the Age of Trump. Class discussion will allow for an open dialogue on landmark “free speech” events capturing Connecticut and the national media’s concerns and contested viewpoints.


Alan Neigher has practiced law in Westport since 1980. A graduate of Colby College and Boston College Law School, he specialized in media, entertainment and intellectual property. Alan Neigher's media clients have included NBC Universal, Concord Music, The Connecticut Post, The Hartford Courant, Cablevision News 12, and Connecticut Magazine. Mr. Neigher represented numerous published authors of fiction and non-fiction books, and numerous film and television production companies on financing, distribution, copyright and contractual matters. He is one of the executive producers for the current Amazon Prime Series, Big Dogs, a NYC based crime drama series.

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